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Poker Freeroll News September 2008

Freeroll News 28th September 2008:

The Private Tournament is LIVE.

Go there right NOW and register, this is the best deal you will get anywhere.The sponsors have added a massive $300 to the prize pot, so not only is the prize pool starting at $300, every player who registers adds another $1 to the prize.

Forget freerolls for a night and splash out a whole buck to win a potential $150 first prize!

The password for the tournament is Charger, that's WITH a capital "C".

Good luck and get registering NOW.

Freeroll News 21st September 2008:

Great news!

For those of you who wanted a low money buy-in tournament, I've got a private game coming up on Sunday and it's a corker!

Brief details are:-

$1 + $0.10 buy-in
$300 prize pool
First prize - a whopping $150

Now there is still a good deal of resistance to paying any money to play poker from a lot of people, so I would expect the entry numbers for this tournament to be lower than, say, a $100 freeroll.

So there is a great chance that you can turn your $1.10 into a nice little earner, low player numbers and a great prize - the perfect combination!

The interface is very easy to use, I made a minimum deposit of $25 using Neteller and it was very smooth and easy. It only took a few minutes to create my account and make the deposit.

And remember as I always say about real money deposits - the money is still yours to do what you want with. You can play a few more tournaments to test yourself against better players than you'll find in the freerolls, or you can play a LOT of low buy-in tournaments with a great chance of building up your bank.

You are only committing yourself to spending $1.10, the rest is yours.

You'll find the tournament in the lobby when you download the software, just go to Tournaments>Private and you'll see the Love-Texas-Holdem game lined up for Sunday 28th September.

Password is: Charger

Note that you won't be able to register right away, registration is due to begin in 3 hours before the start of the tournament. I'll send a reminder on Sunday so you'll have no excuse for missing the action.

Freeroll News 14th September 2008:

Sometimes when I'm looking for a good site to play poker at, I turn to the people I consider to be some of the most in-the-know - that's you! I look at my stats to see what sites you have been impressed enough with to sign up with and especially what ones you felt were worth opening real money accounts at.

You see it's one thing joining up with a poker site that's offering some nice freerols, but it's another thing entirely to invest your own cash into the deal and try a few real money games so I'm always impressed by the response Carbon Poker gets from you. Every time I feature it more players sign up for a real money account and move up into where the real value in online poker is at.

OK freerolls are a great way for beginners to get used to the tables and how to bet, but it's never going to be "real" poker if you're not risking anything to play. In essence poker is a gambling game, one of great skill of course, but a gambling game at heart and you can never gamble properly and feel the real excitement of poker unless you have something to lose.

That said, Carbon Poker does have some great freerolls too - new player freerolls for those who just joined the site, regular four-hourly $50 games for everyone and big money "bonus" freerolls for real money players who accumulate comp points.

So whether you are a committed freeroller or you would like the chance to take your game to the next level check out Carbon Poker - as recommended by the readers of this newsletter

Freeroll News 7th September 2008:

When a freeroll isn’t a freeroll.

Often during the past three years that this newsletter has been running, I have given you information about freerolls that have some sort of qualification requirement. Now a lot of the time the qualification is very easy to achieve, for example just setting up a real money account and making the minimum deposit, and so I feel it is OK to bring you games such as these.

However, there are other types of freeroll being touted around that are in no way free and that have some fairly stringent entry requirements and I feel that it is in your best interests that you know what is required in order to qualifyfor some of these freeroll tournaments.

Take for example the freerolls on offer at Tower Poker. Now this site isn’t available to US players so a lot of you won’t be interested in it anyway, but it provides an example of the kind of thing you need to look out for.

Tower Poker has a series of freerolls running called the Tower of Freerolls. There are four different levels to play at, with prize money rising as you go up the levels. At the bottom is the $500 freeroll which you can qualify for if you earn 100 player points.

Sounds good – until you learn what you need to do to get to 100 PPs. The player points are awarded for real money games and are awarded for both ring games and sit ‘n go tournaments. For ring games the points are 1 point per dollar raked, but only if you contribute to the pot. So for example if the rake is $1.50 - $1.59, you get 1.5 points.

For tournaments the player points accrue at a rate of 5 for every dollar paid in Real Money entry fees, note that this is NOT the money you pay to the pot but the fee paid to the house. So if the entry is $10 + 1, you make your points on the $1 fee and not the $10 that goes to the prize pot.

So – in order for you to qualify to play in the lowest value Tower player points freeroll, you need to get $100 in tournament entry fees, that means $1100 total outlay in sit ‘n go tournaments. This is a bit rich for most freeroll players and should be considered as a bonus if you are a real money player rather than something to aim for if you concentrate on the freerolls.

The Tower poker site offers some tips for earning these player points which may be of interest, the best of these are probably to go for tables with a high flop percentage or tables with a higher average pot, stick to no limit games and be tight and disciplined.

So the verdict on Tower of freerolls is approach with caution, you now know what’s needed to get to even the first level of freeroll tournament. There are other smaller games you might be interested in at Tower Poker that you can play without all of the stringent entry qualifications.


If you’re interested in that other form of online gambling – casinos –then Doyle's Room might have something that’s of interest to you. For a limited time Doyle’sis offering entry to a freeroll just for signing up to their casino.

Poker Freeroll Update Archives

Our archived newsletters are still there for every single month all the way back to September 2005. They contain loads of great freeroll information. Check the listings below to find particular poker sites you are interested in - or simply just browse through them.


You can still access all the previous back issue information using the links below:

August 2008:
Hollywood Poker, Poker Host
July 2008: Low Buy-In Tournaments, Everest Poker, Doyle's Room, Absolute Poker
June 2008:
Tower Poker, Full Tilt Poker, Poker Host, Poker770
May 2008: Poker Stars, No Pay Poker, Poker Host, Lucky Ace 
Poker, Tower Poker, 32 Red Poker, Poker Nordica
April 2008:
32Red Poker, WSOP 2008:- Hollywood Poker Poker Room  Poker4Ever, Unibet, Carbon Poker, Poker Time, Winning at Poker Stars
March 2008:
32Red Poker, WSOP 2008:- Hollywood Poker Poker Room  Poker4Ever, Unibet, Carbon Poker, Poker Time, Winning at Poker Stars
February 2008:
Poker4ever, Poker Host, Omaha Hi freeroll at Poker Stars, Simple Freeroll System Part 1, VC Poker, Carbon Poker
January 2008:
Pitbull Poker, Mansion Poker, Hollywood Poker, Poker4ever, Love-Texas-Holdem private members-only freeroll, Cake Poker, Poker Host, Poker Stars
December 2007:
Carbon Poker, Betfred, Battlefield Poker, Poker Room, Wingows Poker, Poker Host, VC Poker, Intertops, Love-Texas-Holdem private freeroll, No Pay Poker, Absolute Poker
November 2007: Poker4ever, Poker Heaven, Ladbrokes new player freeroll, Roxy Poker, Sportsbook.com, member's success story, Pitbull Poker
October 2007:
Carbon Poker, The Poker Players Alliance, 5000 Euro freeroll, Poker Host, Poker Stars, Poker Nordica, Sportsbook.com Poker
September 2007:
Newsletter Survey, Ladbrokes Poker, Fair Poker, Poker Heaven, Tower Gaming, Poker Host, Bugsy's Club Poker, VC Poker
August 2007:
Full Tilt Poker, Tropical Poker, Carbon Poker, CanBet Poker, Bet365, Free Chip Trick guide 
July 2007:
Poker Share, List of the best poker sites featured, Bodog Poker, Vegas Poker 247, Absolute Poker, VC Poker, Carbon Poker, Full Tilt Poker
June 2007:
Bugsy's Club, Absolute Poker, Bet US, VC Poker, Wingows, Poker Loco 
May 2007:
Intertops Poker, Players Only Poker, CD Poker, The3DPoker, Carbon Poker
April 2007: Tony G Poker, Poker Stars, Poker.com, Poker Time, Canbet, Sun Poker
March 2007:
Love-Texas-Holdem.com Private Freeroll, Superior Poker, Pitbull Poker, GNUF Poker, 32Red Poker
February 2007:
Action Poker, The Poker Club, UltimateBet, No Pay Poker
January 2007: UltimateBet, US Poker Players Hit Again!, Huge Bonuses from real-money games, Vegas Poker 247, Roxy Poker, Mansion Poker
December 2006:
$5000 New Year's Freeroll, VIP Poker, Tower Poker, Sites where USA players can play poker, Poker Heaven
November 2006:
Love-Texas-Holdem Private Freeroll, Poker.com, US Online Poker Legislation, US Online Poker Legislation Part 2, Live Poker
October 2006:
Hollywood Poker, Bet Direct Poker, Full Tilt Poker, The Gaming Club , Poker Vida Loca
September 2006:
Tropical Poker, Cake Poker, Poker Hour, Wingows Poker, Bugsy's Club, PokerSchool Online
August 2006:
Victor Chandler Poker, Ultimate Bet, Royal Vegas Poker, PokerChamps
July 2006:
32Red Poker, CD Poker, Bet Fred Poker, Games Grid Poker, Bad Poker Sites
June 2006: Absolute Poker, Poker Ocean, College Poker, Royal Vegas Poker, Titan Poker
May 2006: 24hPoker, Hollywood Poker, Poker Heaven, 32Red Poker
April 2006:
Absolute Poker, Mermaid Poker, Poker 333 and Canbet
March 2006: Ladbrokes, Noble Poker, Spin Palace Poker, Poker.com
February 2006:
Planet Poker, Holdem Poker, Poker Heaven, Poker Champs
January 2006: Alamo Poker, Royal Vegas Poker, Purple Lounge, Noble Poker, 32Red Poker, Inter Poker, JetsetPoker
December 2005: Hollywood Poker, 32Red Poker, Canbet, Kiwi Poker, Multi Poker, Poker Room Lucky Dollar
November 2005: Caribbean Sun Poker / Sun Poker, BetFred, 7 Sultans Poker, Bet365
October 2005: Virgin Games, Inter Poker, 247Poker, 32Red Poker
September 2005: Fair Poker, Hollywood Poker, Poker.com, Everest Poker


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